August 30, 2014

notes from my spam folder

I had an email go into spam mistakenly recently, and have been paying more attention to that folder as a result. This has led to the discovery that spam has apparently taken a turn for the adorable:

Man, what a great name!

Turns out she’s French:

And then there’s

I didn’t open that one, but surely the inside must look like this:

August 27, 2014

Boycotted 4 Lyf

I mean, I’m not wrong:

Actually, this is good enough I’m going to add the full text of the article here:

Oh my lord, that last paragraph. Take a wild guess about the author’s gender?

"Unique writing style," huh? Sadly, not a unique mindset. Davis Miller, if you ever want to see a woman be "persistent and aggressive," you just give me a call.
August 26, 2014
August 25, 2014
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August 23, 2014

Everyone’s a critic

fer1972: Mermaids by hoooook via for-redheads

Lovely colors. But here’s the thing: on land, I fully endorse all body shapes. If you’re your natural shape, you are beautiful. But I just don’t believe mermaids would be skinny. If you’re living in the ocean, you need a nice layer of fat, for buoyancy and heat conservation. Look at whales and dolphins—you can’t see their ribs. This would hold true even for river mermaids, I’d argue; otters are svelte, but if you saw one with this amount of body fat you’d know it had been a lean summer and he might not make it through the winter.

That’s a little better


August 22, 2014
August 21, 2014

Hive Mind, Activate!

So a dear friend texted me yesterday asking for recommendations for “widely known pop songs on the general theme of ‘beginnings.’” I listed off a few, all of which turned out to be very inappropriate once I knew the context: she is starting an atheist church and needs songs that everyone can sing (and the theme of the first meeting is “Beginnings”).

Here’s what I’ve come up with so far. Any other ideas?

Let’s Get It Started In Here Black Eyed Peas
Get The Party Started Pink
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
So Happy Together The Turtles
All Together Now Beatles
We Are Family by Sister Sledge
Walkin’ On Sunshine Katrina & The Waves
Don’t Stop Me Now Queen
I’m So Excited Pointer Sisters
This Land Is Your Land Peter Paul & Mary
If I Had A Hammer Peter Paul & Mary (really anything by PP&M is a safe bet)
The Times They Are A-Changing Bob Dylan
Imagine John Lennon
Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens
I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing In Perfect Harmony The New Seekers
Beautiful Day U2

P.S. Somehow I’d never seen this video before and it’s adorable:
August 20, 2014
August 19, 2014

How’d I get so lucky?

Also Mark’s idea:

August 18, 2014
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August 15, 2014

Things I doodle in meetings

2012 edition. Vinny asked me to draw him a sandwich.

August 14, 2014